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Samuelson, Cecil O. (Cecil Osborn), 1941-

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1941-

Biographical History

Cecil O. Samuelson (1941- ) was a university president and ecclesiastical leader in Utah.

Cecil Osborn Samuelson, Jr. was born in 1941 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Cecil O. and Janet Brazier Mitchell Samuelson. He attended the University of Utah, earning a bachelor's of science degree. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Scotland. He then returned to the University of Utah to earn a master's degree in educational psychology and a medical degree. On November 25, 1964 he married Sharon Giauque, and together they have five children.

After graduating from the University of Utah, Samuelson completed his residency at the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina in rheumatic and genetic diseases. He then returned to Salt Lake City, joining the faculty of the University of Utah School of Medicine in 1973. He became dean of the school in 1985, and then vice-president for health sciences. In 1990 he left the university, working as a vice-president for Intermountain Health Care (IHC) and president of the IHC Hospitals. Over the course of his career, Samuelson was also deeply involved in Church service serving as a high councilor, branch president, counselor in a stake presidency, and a stake president.

In 1994 Samuelson was called to serve as a General Authority of the Church. Leaving his position at IHC, he served as an area president, as president of the General Sunday School organization, and in the presidency of the Seventy. In 2003 he was asked to serve as president of Brigham Young University, becoming its twelfth president. He was granted emeritus general authority status in 2011, and was released as university president in 2014.

Citation

Journal of Collegium Aesculapium, July 1984: p. 4 (Cecil O. Samuelson, Jr.)

Wikipedia, website viewed 10 July 2012 (Cecil O. Samuelson; Cecil Osborn Samuelson, Jr.; 12th president of Brigham Young University, 2003-present; General Authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1, 1994-October 1, 2011; Emeritus general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; professor of medicine and dean of medicine at the University of Utah; senior vice president of Intermountain Health Care; Bachelors, Masters, and M.D. form University of Utah; residency at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina; b. August 1, 1941, Salt Lake City Utah)

BYU Magazine, Summer 2003 (Cecil O. Samuelson; 12th president of Brigham Young University; parents: Cecil O. Samuelson and Janet Brazier Mitchell Samuelson; spouse: Sharon Giauque Samuelson, five children; undergraduate degree at University of Utah; served mission to Scotland for Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; medical school, University of Utah; residency at Duke University Medical Center; taught medicine at University of Utah, starting 1973; served in student stake as high councilor, branch president, counselor in stake presidency, and stake president; became dean of School of Medicine, 1985; vice-president for health sciences, 1988; regional representative for Church starting in mid-1980s; senior vice president at Intermountain Health Care, starting 1990; became president of IHC Hospitals; 1994 called as member of the Seventy, served as area president, Sunday School general president, and in presidency of Seventy)

Office of the President website, via WWW, Apr. 18, 2013 (Cecil O. Samuelson; 12th president of BYU, inaugurated May 1, 2003; b. in Salt Lake City, Utah; University of Utah as professor of medicine, dean of the School of Medicine and vice president of health sciences; General Authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; senior vice president of Intermountain Health Care; bachelor of science degree, a master's degree in educational psychology and a medical degree from the University of Utah.; residency and fellowship in rheumatic and genetic diseases at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C.; author or co-author of 48 original publications, eight books or chapters of books and 13 abstracts; director, officer, or member of several national medical and hospital organizations; called 1994 to serve as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy; October 1, 2011, granted General Authority Emeritus status; was member of the Presidency of the Seventy; served the Church of Jesus Christ also as a regional representative, stake president, stake high councilor, branch president and missionary, and as an area president in the Utah North Area and the Europe North Area; wife, Sharon Giauque Samuelson, five children and 12 grandchildren)

Scripture News website, via WWW, Apr. 18, 2013 (Cecil O. Samuelson; b. Aug. 1, 1941 in Salt Lake City, Utah; m. Nov. 25, 1964 in Salt Lake Temple to Sharon Giaque, five children)

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Leonard Lee Bartlett collection of Office of the President records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5601
Scope and Contents Contains the e-mail's written to and the responses from the Brigham Young University President's Page. Started in 2000, the President's Page was an opportunity for students, community members, and alumni to have more direct contact with the President of Brigham Young University. The materials include e-mails from Presidents Merrill J. Bateman (President from 1996-2003) and Cecil O. Samuelson (President from 2003-). The e-mails include a wide range of subjects including thank you...
Dates: 2000-2006

Cecil O. Samuelson, approximately 2009-2012

 File — Box: 3, Folder: 5
Identifier: UA 946 File 13

Honorary memberships for Brigham Young University presidents

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 1185
Scope and Contents Certificates of honorary membership in the Sons of Utah Pioneers for all Brigham Young University presidents from Warren Dusenberry through Cecil O. Samuelson.
Dates: 2005

Office of the President administrative correspondence, 2003-2010

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5514 Series 1 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains the administrative correspondence of Cecil O. Samuelson. Correspondence is with the leadership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, vice presidents, deans of university colleges, and the presidents of BYU-Idaho and BYU-Hawaii. Materials date from between 2003 and 2010.
Dates: 2003-2010

Office of the President chronological file, 2003-2009

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 5514 Series 1 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Consists of the chronological correspondence files of Cecil O. Samuelson. Topics include the governance of the university, fundraising, and interactions with the leadership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Dates: 2003-2009

Office of the President correspondence, 2003-2010

 Series
Identifier: UA 5514 Series 1
Scope and Contents note Contains the correspondence of Brigham Young University president Cecil O. Samuelson from 2007 to 2009.
Dates: 2003-2010

Office of the President records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5514
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence with university vice presidents and deans of colleges, General Authorities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the president of Brigham Young University-Hawaii, and others. Major subjects include university relations, admissions and records, athletics, the honor and dress codes, and other related issues. It also includes travel files for the Office of the President, and minutes of the Board of Trustees. Materials date from between 2003 and 2010.
Dates: 2003-2010

Office of the President scrapbook on Cecil O. Samuelson

 Collection — Carton: 1
Identifier: UA 5702
Scope and Contents Collection includes materials relating to Cecil O. Samuelson's years as president of Brigham Young University. Collection contains newspaper and magazine articles, newsletters, letters, photos, and DVDs, as well as the printed scrapbook made from these materials. Dated 1994-2014.
Dates: 1994-2014

Office of the President travel records, 1996-2007

 Series
Identifier: UA 5514 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains the travel files of the Office of the President for Merrill J. Bateman and Cecil O. Samuelson.
Dates: 1996-2007

Cecil O. Samuelson inauguration

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 1060
Scope and Contents This collection contains an invitation to President Cecil O. Samuelson's inauguration as well as several copies of the inaugural program.
Dates: 2003